Review on The Slaughters Country Inn

Famous as the only waterside hotel high in the Cotswolds, once part of the Von Essen Group, it is now owned by the prestigious Brownsword collection of hotels and has been relaunched as The Slaughters Country Inn. It stands impressively in four acres of delightful grounds by the banks of the River Eye. The house was originally three farm cottages; later it became a 'cramming school' for Eton hopefuls, before graduating to hotel status in 1992.

Following a lavish refurbishment, The Slaughters now looks even better, thanks to an inspired mix of exciting contemporary design and historic features including beamed ceilings, stone mullioned windows and a truly magnificent fireplace in the bar. The restaurant provides a stylish modern backdrop for exquisite food, which is a mix of classic dishes and more fashionable ideas. Typical offerings might include smoked rillette, cucumber, pickled ginger, ketta caviar followed by a main course of Foxley Farm aged beef, 28 day hung, garnished with slow roasted tomato, grilled flat mushroom and hand-cut chips. Desserts home in on the classics with a sticky toffee pudding paired with butterscotch sauce, caramel ice cream or Eton Mess, iced strawberry parfait, marinated strawberry, crushed meringue and strawberry.

The riverside terrace is a dream ticket for drinks, grazing and lounging when the sun shines, and the new über-cool, luxuriously trendy Scholar's Lounge is a must for those who prefer indoor pleasures.

The Slaughters Country Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern European


Chris Fryer

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: from 8.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (3.00 - 5.30pm Afternoon Tea)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Slaughters Country Inn

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (30 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Slaughters Country Inn
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Stow on the Wold
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